2009 Laureates

Policy Leadership (co-winner)

Mr. Erik Solheim
Minister of the Environment and International Development, Norway

First to hold the distinction of two cabinet posts in this country.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech ( video / text ) | Video

Policy Leadership (co-winner)

Mr. Kevin Conrad
and the Coalition for Rainforest Nations

Could be called a modern day "David."

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech ( video / text ) | Video

Science & Innovation

Ms. Janine Benyus
President, Biomimicry Institute

Inspired to a career in innovation by how seamlessly animals "fit" into their homes.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech ( video / text ) | Video

Entrepreneurial Vision

Mr Ron Gonen
RecycleBank

Turns trash to cash.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech ( video / text ) | Video

Entrepreneurial Vision

Mr. Tulsi Tanti
Suzlon Energy

First electricity bill was source of greatest epiphany.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech ( video / text ) | Video

Inspiration & Action

Mr. Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Photographer and Founding President, GoodPlanet.org

Feels a bird's eye view is the best way to see our planet.

Biography | Poster | Acceptance Speech ( video / text ) | Video

Quotes

Pati Ruiz Corzo, Mexico
Champion of the Earth 2013 - Inspiration And Action

The problem was how to link the natural capital to the financial capital. How to recognize the services of this forest, of this jungle, of this biosphere reserve. To evaluate the bio capacity of the state - it has been our main concern.


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